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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation
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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

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Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is accredited by Imagine Canada. At Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation (LSCF), we are the leading charitable organization devoted to improving the environmental health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed. We raise money to support specific projects for Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). ​

You can have confidence in us! We’re proud to have achieved the distinguished Imagine Canada accreditation demonstrating the highest standards for public confidence in the nonprofit sector.


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Virtual Open Househttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Virtual-Open-House.aspx5/28/2020 2:26:30 PMVirtual Open House<div data-name="ContentPlaceHolderMain"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2">​</span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2" style="font-family:verdana, "segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2em;font-weight:bold;">​​</span><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2" style="font-family:verdana, "segoe ui light", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:2em;font-weight:bold;">Scanlon Creek Nature Centre Virtual Open House </span><article><div aria-labelledby="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl01_label" style="display:inline;"><p>For over 40 years, children have attended Outdoor Education programming at Scanlon Creek. Comprised of three re-purposed portables, the building is now at end of life. If not rebuilt, Outdoor Education will end at Scanlon. <br></p><p>Hosted by Bradford Councillor Peter Ferragine, we invite you to join us for a short presentation about the New Nature Centre, a virtual tour of the current centre and new site location, a Q&A followed by breakout sessions where we want to ask you, how can we get the Bradford community (and beyond!) excited about the new Nature Centre? <br></p><h2><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">Event Details </span></h2><p>Date: June 18, 2020<br>Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm<br>Location: <a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dayimlwab&oeidk=a07eh3g0pe83e7b6dfc" title="Click to register for the virtual open house">Register for Zoom</a><br></p><p>Presentations by LSRCA CAO Mike Walters and LSCF Executive Director Cheryl Taylor.<br>Virtual tour of current Nature Centre, unveiling of location of new Nature Centre, break out sessions, Q&A... and more! ​​<br></p><p><a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dayimlwab&oeidk=a07eh3g0pe83e7b6dfc">Register here​</a>! <a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dayimlwab&oeidk=a07eh3g0pe83e7b6dfc"></a>Questions, contact Lisa Spinks at ​<a href="mailto:l.spinks@lsrca.on.ca">l.spinks@lsrca.on.ca</a><br></p></div></article></div>
Covid-19 Updatehttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Covid-19-Update.aspx5/27/2020 5:53:58 PMCovid-19 Update<h1><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent2">​​​COVID-19 Update</span></h1><h2><span class="ms-rteStyle-Accent1">A message from LSCF Executive Director</span></h2><p>Dear friends of the Foundation,<br></p><p>We hope you and your loved ones are doing well. As concerns about the impact of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) continue to grow, everyone's health and safety is our priority.​​<br></p><p>Please be advised that due to evolving impact of COVID-19, the Foundation office is closed and we are working remotely from home. As always, we welcome the opportunity to connect with you. You can reach us by email at <a href="mailto:foundation@lsrca.on.ca">foundation@lsrca.on.ca</a> and you are still able to <a href="https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/LakeSimcoeConservationFound/OnlineGiving.html">donate online</a>.<br></p><p>We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and keep you updated.</p><p>As a friend of the Foundation, we sincerely appreciate your support of a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed. We too are family members with elderly parents and members at risk. We understand how vitally important it is to check-in with loved ones and neighbours to ensure everyone has the care and assistance they need.</p><p>When possible, use this time to reconnect with nature! The Education Team has been creating some <a href="https://www.lsrca.on.ca/online-learning">wonderful nature activities​</a> to help inspire families and children to go outside. The Great Outdoors is a wonderful way to get some much-needed fresh air and exercise.<br></p><p>Stay safe everyone,<br> Cheryl Taylor, Executive Director<br></p>
Take a Backyard Safari Hunt For Signs of Springhttps://www.lakesimcoefoundation.ca/Pages/Take-a-Backyard-Safari-Hunt.aspx5/21/2020 1:32:35 PMTake a Backyard Safari Hunt For Signs of Spring<h1>​Take a Backyard Safari Hunt For Signs of Spring!</h1><p>The team of Outdoor Educators at LSRCA continue to create new activities to keep children engaged during this difficult time. This time, it’s a backyard safari! A big thank you to Bradford Today for publishing the story. A lot of these types of activities are going to be on display when the new Nature Centre opens. Are your kids spending time learning outdoors? Take a picture and share it with us!<br></p><p><a href="https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/lsrca-invites-you-to-take-a-backyard-safari-to-hunt-for-signs-of-spring-2244630">​Take the Backyard Safari!</a>​<br></p>

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Roughin' it for a Reason in support of the Connect Campaign9/24/2020 10:00:00 PM9/25/2020 1:00:00 PMRoughin' it for a Reason in support of the Connect CampaignRoughin’ it for a Reason is a campout fundraiser in support of the Connect Campaign to build a new Nature Centre at Scanlon Creek. Stay connected all night long by tuning in online throughout the evening for campfire music, activities for kids, a bonfire cooking demonstration and much, much more! Camp in your backyard or balcony alongside celebrity camper, Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine to help raise funds for the new Nature Centre. Share your camper photos online using #RoughinitforaReason0In your own backyard or balconyFoundation
Board of Directors Meeting11/25/2020 1:30:00 PM11/25/2020 4:30:00 PMBoard of Directors MeetingThe LSCF Board of Directors meet bi-monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.0120 Bayview Parkway, NewmarketFoundation